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NFL Clicks and Picks
TV Clicks and Picks
Analysis and predictionsby Danny O'Neil of The Seattle Times
Game of the Day
Today's games Time Pick St. Louis at Buffalo 10 a.m. Bills, 23-20 Four of Rams' five victories are against teams that had a winning record at time of the game. Atlanta at Carolina 10 a.m. Falcons, 27-16 Falcons have won five in a row vs. Panthers, and eight of the past 10 overall. Dallas at Cincinnati 10 a.m. (Ch. 13) Cowboys, 27-23 Bengals have won four in a row while Cowboys have scored 30 or more in three of past four games. Kansas City at Cleveland 10 a.m. Browns, 20-9 Cleveland has quietly, effectively won four of its last seven games. Tennessee at Indianapolis 10 a.m. Colts, 27-20 Titans have scored more than 20 once in last 5 games, Colts have done it 4 of last 5. New York Jets at Jacksonville 10 a.m. Jets, 12-9 A scintillating matchup between two of the four worst teams in terms of yards gained. Chicago at Minnesota 10 a.m. Bears, 27-23 Bears have won six in a row against the Vikings, and seven of past nine. San Diego at Pittsburgh 10 a.m. (Ch. 7) Steelers, 31-20 Chargers have lost seven of their last eight, which is bad. Even for Norv Turner. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay 10 a.m. Bucs, 28-20 Reid's railroad: Eagles have been outscored 86-42 in second half of last four games. Baltimore at Washington 10 a.m. Ravens, 27-24 Ravens have not lost back-to-back games since October 2009. Miami at San Francisco 1 p.m. 49ers, 24-10 Under Jim Harbaugh, Niners are 5-0 after a loss, outscoring opponents 106-17 in those games. New Orleans at New York Giants 1:25 p.m. Giants, 31-28 Giants are 7-0 when they score more than 20 points; Saints have held a team to fewer than 20 only twice. Arizona at Seattle 1:25 p.m. (Ch. 13) Seahawks, 27-9 Seattle is 7-2 at home against Arizona going back to 2003. Detroit at Green Bay 5:20 p.m. (Ch. 5) Packers, 33-16 Packers have won 13 of last 14 games in this series. Tomorrow's game Time Pick Houston at New England 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Patriots, 38-34 A showdown between the teams with the two best records in the AFC.
Last week's record: 8-7. Season record: 115-59-1 (.657)
San Diego at Pittsburgh, 10 a.m., Ch. 7
You don't always get a chance to say goodbye to a coach, which is what makes this televised game featuring Norv Turner's Chargers kind of special. Despite a Bobby Ayala-esque ability to hold on to his job despite ever-diminishing returns, Turner appears to have finally reached the end of the line in San Diego. His team has lost seven of eight in a tailspin so severe The San Diego Union-Tribune reported this week that not only is Turner gone at the end of the year, but general manager A.J. Smith will lose his job, too. While the owner denied the report, it would be shocking if Turner returned.
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